BJP president Amit Shah hit out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, saying he had stooped very low by lying about and trying to politicise his visit to ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Shah was addressing the BJP's booth-level workers in the presence of Parrikar here.
"But in the evening, he (Gandhi) claimed that during the meeting Parrikar spoke about the Rafale issue. This is a very low level of politics," Shah said.
He accused Gandhi of mocking Parrikar's illness by "speaking lies".
Gandhi had met Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, on January 29 to enquire about his health.
"I want to say this to the people of Goa, while your beloved leader is fighting a disease, the Congress is trying to play politics on it," he said.
The BJP chief also showered praise on Parrikar.
"When I went to his house, I asked (him) whether he would like to join the meeting where there will be several leaders. He said, 'even if for two minutes, I would like to go and meet my workers'," Shah said.
"If you want to see how a party worker should be, look at Parrikar," he added.
"In my entire life, I have never seen such a dedicated chief minister," he said.
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